Arraignment Of Trooper Shooter Delayed Due To Gunshot Wound

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Michigan State Police

Michigan State Police

Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The arraignment for the man accused of killing a Michigan State Police trooper earlier this week was delayed because he is still hospitalized with a gunshot suffered in the shootout with police.

Authorities have said 19-year-old Eric Knysz will be charged with murdering a peace officer, felony firearm, concealed weapons violation, unlawfully driving away an auto, and being a habitual offender.  Knysz is under police guard at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.

His pregnant wife 20-year-old Sarah Knysz was arraigned Wednesday in Mason County District Court in Ludington on charges of accessory after the fact and unlawful driving away of a motor vehicle. Both are five-year felonies.  The judge set her bond at $250,000.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for September 25.

Trooper Paul Butterfield died Monday night after being shot while conducting a traffic stop.

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